The Congo: Premier No. 4

The new ministers filed awkwardly into the palatial reception room overlooking the rapids of the Congo River, then raised their right arms stiffly as they took the oath of. office. Some of them got the phrase backward, but that didn't seem to matter. Premier Moise Tshombe grinned, clapped his new government on the back, and capered with flailing fists in a mad jig down the bright green lawn as his admirers screamed their approval: "Down with Adoula and vive Tshombe." Thus the Congo's fourth Premier in as many years began his rule....

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